Grex Ultra Dynamics MXF8
Large images ..Available from 11/30/1999 until 11/30/1999
The MXF8 from Grex Ultra Dynamics in the UK was designed with the collaboration of experienced DJ’s and musicians and takes the potential of controlling MIDI based software & hardware to an exciting new real-time performance based level.
Connected to any MIDI based setup; the MXF8 gives quick and easy control of up to 56 MIDI Controllers along with volume cross fading, Beat Gating, Punching, Kill, MIDI Clock generation and unique Ratio Sequencing.
Realtime dynamic mixdowns
MXF8 is for anyone with more than a passing interest in putting more excitement, through direct physical interaction, into their electronic music making. People who wish to perform live or make more exciting mixdowns from their multitrack computer based gear should take a look at this silver machine with functionality inspired by some of the amazing stunts DJ's can wring from their decks and mixers.
This assignable crossfading, muting, tempo and "ratio sequence" wrenching machine is suitable for all musical genres.
Complex live setups are easy to control from this single unit using the powerful programming features of the MXF8. The MXF8 packs powerful functionality with unexpected potential for skillful imagineers into an almost familiar looking mixer format.
Universal Midi Compatibilty
MXF8 connects to any midi based computer setup and has been designed particularly with software such as Ableton Live and Propellerheads Reason in mind. Your MXF8 is the ideal master controller allowing instant control of clip triggering, volume changes, cross fade mixing, channel panning, effect parameter adjustment, tempo control, sequence start & stop along with many other user-definable possibilities.
Control 8 virtual decks
The MXF8's dynamic interaction with your midi/audio sequencer computer programs gives 8 simultaneous music streams and 56 additional midi controllable effect states to work with to use for recording or performing live.
When Live really means LIVE!
Test and extend your skills beyond the boundaries you thought possible using the MxF8, but don’t expect the machine to flatter them. Using the MxF8 will be as effective as YOUR performance allows- so a background in performance DJ-ing comes in handy.
In short, MXF8 gives you the power to destroy, remix and improve, and back again, in real time!
Take a look at this silver machine with functionality inspired by some of the amazing stunts DJ's can wring from their decks and mixers.
There are 3 modes of operations; Volume, BPM and Solo mode.
- Instantly assign the X-fader control to perform subtle and violent blends across up to 8 stereo audio tracks.
- Perform instantaneous muting / unmuting of up to 8 stereo audio tracks.
- Punch in / out groups of selected audio tracks with the PUNCH buttons whilst still being able to control volumes from the 8 individual channel controls.
- Additional controller messages, preset to send 'Pan', can be sent from each of the 8 rotary controls.
- Select and fine tune the tempo incrementally or leap to a specific tempo on the fly.
- Use the BEATGATE to rhythmically crop and chop the sound.
- Another 16 additional midi controllers can be sent from the Xfader in this mode to alter whatever you assign in your computer (effect sends etc).
- Seamlessly solo tracks dropping them in and out of the mix and adjust their volumes and effect controls.
- Use 8 more additional 'toggling' controller messages to switch in/out effects.
- Yet further midi controller messages can be sent from this mode using the 8 individual rotary channel controls.
Ratio Sequencer - A powerful compositional aid
Uses the Xfader, which has 'quantised zones' in this mode, to control loop start triggers and retriggers in the computers' audio loops.
BUT if you 'over set' these start points relative to the current global controlling position of the Xfader, clever maths instantly reassigns the start point of any offending loops to be within the new globally set loop-length, often giving new, unexpected but rhythmically correct and exciting results.
Software upgradable over email / midi
Unique extra functions will be available to download straight into your machine. Future functions may even be specified by YOU! These will be totally locked to each individual machines serial number.
Fits in gig bag easily
Size: 260 x 140 x 40 mm
Portable and lightweight
Weight: Less than 2 kg
Nice looking solid build
Brushed stainless steel with solid cast and polished aluminium fittings.
8 'feel in the dark' solid aluminium analogue control knobs
12 push buttons
8 triple colour LEDs
1 crossfader - lightweight action with solid aluminium control knob
9v DC power in socket (2.5mm)
Dual purpose midi connection
Midi OUT double as midi IN for software updates
Midi data sent:
Midi clock Master On/Off
56 different controller messages
8 midi note numbers - which trigger the Ratio Sequencer
Midi data received:
Grex new software functions and, in the future, entire new configurations for the MXF8
Mac and PC set-ups incorporating a midi interface capable of running running typical midi/audio sequencers such as Ableton Live, Logic, Digital Performer, etc. Function assigned templates for quick start with all these programs provided on the CD to customers.